Eleanor Rigby peaked at no 4 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 13 February 1971.
With the chart success of ‘Eleanor Rigby’, RCA expressed interest in bringing Zoot to the United States to record, but they encountered problems with visa work permits, and Rick Springfield was being scouted for a solo career. Along with other disappointments and frustrations, this led to the band breaking up in May 1971.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_(band)
By the time of ‘Eleanor Rigby’, Zoot was working out of Melbourne and had seen some line-up changes. Original members Beeb Birtles and Darryl Cotton remained, along with singer-guitarist Rick Springfield and drummer Rick Brewer.
Read more: www.poparchives.com.au/81/zoot/eleanor-rigby
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